The City of Dowagiac is known for its Victorian charm, beautiful woods, and vibrant downtown.
The community is a popular destination for nature lovers as well as Chicagoans looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Area attractions include the Dowagiac River and the Dowagiac Woods Nature Sanctuary. Commonly known as Dowagiac Woods, the 384-acre area preserves the natural habitats of endangered plants and animals, and has one of the best displays of wildflowers in the state.
Throughout the year, locals get together for events and happenings like the Dowagiac Farm and Artisan Market, summer and fall festivals, and an auto show, just to name a few.
Residents and visitors have ample transportation options including access to several highways, dial-a-ride bus service, and daily Amtrak train service to Chicago and Detroit. Meanwhile, the Dowagiac Municipal Airport caters to private pilots.